September 29, 2016 at 12pm Mountain/2pm Eastern
- Michele Monti, MS, MPH, Epidemiologist at the Environmental Health Tracking Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Topic: Michele will present on the 2nd Radon Pilot Project, created and supported by CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program. The pilot has worked to create national data standardization for radon test results. Michele will report on what’s been done over the course of one year and how this pilot differed from the first. Advantages of a national system include improving data compatibility and comparability through establishment of data standards. The goal is to create a national level database that can be used to create nationally consistent indicators and measures, advance existing and promote new collaborations to obtain radon test data, and to make these data available to states and the public on CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.
- Holly Wilson, MHSE, CHES, Health Communications Team Lead, Environmental Health Tracking Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Topic: CDC has developed a Radon Communications Toolkit to help environmental and public health practitioners increase awareness about radon and the importance of testing homes for radon in their communities. Participants will learn about the toolkit and how to create a radon-focused communication plan.
Tina Echeverria, PhD, Project Manager for Washington State’s Tracking Portal (a member of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network)
Topic: Dr. Echeverria will provide a summary of what’s being done with radon data collection in Washington state and through the EPA exchange network.